Bang! Bang! Pop!

John W
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Sunday, September 12, 2021, 11:06 (14 days ago)

This morning I decided to shoot some reloads in my Ruger SRH 480. I got two shots off before I heard the dreaded POP.

Sure enough, a squib load. I have a 325 grain XTP bullet stuck about one inch into the barrel.

Right now I have the revolver upright with the barrel filled with Hoppes. I figure it will help with removing the bullet.

I kind of wished it was a cast bullet as they seem easier to remove.

do you know why?I gave a few in my .410 GNR --I traced it t

Lynn
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Sunday, September 12, 2021, 12:06 (14 days ago) @ John W

using .416 gc on a bas made for the older thin checks-- it opens up the neck some more so there is a pop and a jump not boom.. when I use a cast boolit cut for .416 gc it is all good..so why yours just interested

I believe a bad primer. Didn't go off.

John W
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Sunday, September 12, 2021, 13:16 (14 days ago) @ Lynn

Just a lot of unburnt powder.

Magnum primer or standard?

DinCA
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Sunday, September 12, 2021, 13:30 (14 days ago) @ John W

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Federal Magnum Match

John W
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Sunday, September 12, 2021, 13:33 (14 days ago) @ DinCA

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Did it have a good firing pin lick on the primer?

Alcorn
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Sunday, September 12, 2021, 17:42 (14 days ago) @ John W

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Yes. Nice and deep. It must have been a

John W
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Sunday, September 12, 2021, 17:47 (14 days ago) @ Alcorn

bad primer.

What was your powder charge?

Bob Denning
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Sunday, September 12, 2021, 18:55 (14 days ago) @ John W

I’ve had that problem with 296 if I didn’t have enough powder in the case. The primer goes off but the powder doesn’t fully burn. Was the powder a yellow black color?

probably 90% of my hunting handgun

Gary Reeder
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Monday, September 13, 2021, 11:58 (13 days ago) @ Bob Denning

revolver loads are with 296 and I try to have a lightly compressed load on all of them. Back many years ago when Lee Jurras had his Super Vel ammo out he used a lot of 296 and he told me to always have the powder charge, if possible, lightly compressed. Never leave an air pocket in there or you get a misfire with a partial burn with the remaining powder a yellow clump with a bad smell to it.

Yes. I .did load it one grain under max

John W
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Monday, September 13, 2021, 15:34 (13 days ago) @ Bob Denning

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Were you using 4227?

Randy Barnett
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Sunday, September 12, 2021, 12:59 (14 days ago) @ John W

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WW 296

John W
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Sunday, September 12, 2021, 13:16 (14 days ago) @ Randy Barnett

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mine would leave the powder in like a column

Lynn
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Sunday, September 12, 2021, 18:30 (14 days ago) @ John W

and push the bullet into the barrel for about the length of the bullet-- was a neck tension problem brought on by the .416 gc on the lyman thin cut base---or it seems that way to me and yes they were sized .410--=it only went away when I changed gc or a different cast bullet

it could have been one of 3 things

gary reeder
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Sunday, September 12, 2021, 21:53 (14 days ago) @ John W

First, a bad primer
2nd..a primer not hot enough. 296 requires a hot magnum primer
3. too light a load. Always fill the case as near to the base of the bullet as you can. A lightly compressed load is always best with 296 or H-110 and a magnum primer.

I think the one grain under max load may be the

John W
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Monday, September 13, 2021, 15:35 (13 days ago) @ gary reeder

culprit.

it shouldn't be. One grain under listed max

Gary Reeder
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Monday, September 13, 2021, 17:28 (13 days ago) @ John W

should be pretty close to a full case of powder, and that is what 296 does best, especially with a magnum primer.

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